Welcome to Est. 1999, the official blog of Abraham Translations. As is perhaps easy to surmise, the name of this blog reflects the year that Abraham Translations was founded.
It all began with the correction of a few texts that had been translated by another time-pressed translator. Within the year, translating had become my main source of income; now, it has long been the only way I put bacon on the table.
I am rather proud of many of the projects on which I have worked.
Est. 1999, basically, is a visual confirmation of past projects, a blowing of my own horn, a presentation of translator-related topics, and an occasional departure into other areas that I deem worthy of presenting. Enjoy.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Boat God of the Lakeside Sports Club – The 100 Me, Part 1 / Der Bootgott vom Seesportclub. Die 100 ME – Teil 1 (2006)

The German Trailer
(without Subtitles):
This entertaining if odd 81-minute-long art film is one of the first feature-length movies for which I ever did subtitles. (I still do subtitles often, but not spotting.)
The director and writer Robert Bramkamp is currently finishing up his next art film, Art Girls, which should hit the screens later this year (2015).
The plot to The Boat God of the Lakeside Sports Club – The 100 Me, Part 1? As found on the director's website: "Harold Enkert (Steffen Scheumann), a participant of Germany's job-creation measures and the reincarnation of the Sumerian Boat God Enki, goes through the myth anew with improvement in mind. Within a cinematic microcosm in which Lake Scharmützel (Berlin) geographically merges with the Mesopotamia of antiquity, Enki, as a divinity, presides over and expands work forms by promising humanity 100 new ME – one hundred new abilities to do, recognize, or be something. He co-operates with local partners who, when testing of their abilities, are advised and assisted by an international, ever-expanding network.
Parallel to this, 100 individuals are being given the chance to participate in www.enki100.net, an Internet story-telling project by Robert Bramkamp and Susanne Weirich."

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